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Blog Incorporate Pantone’s Color of 2021 Into Your Home For the second time ever, Pantone’s Color of the Year is actually two colors: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow. Ultimate Gray is emblematic of natural elements that stand the test of time, while Illuminating Yellow is a cheerful sunshine yellow, symbolizing energy and clarity. Here are some ways you can harness this color harmony in your home. […]
Blog Rate Heading   Rate Heading Where are interest rates headed? This question was one of many which were addressed during our annual Market Forecast yesterday. Our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, provided insight on rates, prices, inventory and many other fascinating topics. Matthew’s prediction is for rates to creep up to 3.07% by the end of 2021.  They […]
For Sellers How to Improve Your Curb Appeal Image Source: Canva When it comes time to sell your home, first impressions are crucial. Improving your curb appeal helps to make the most of a buyer’s first glance and sets the stage for their interest in purchasing your home. The following projects are simple and inexpensive ways to enhance both your home’s first impression […]
Buyers & Sellers What Makes A Home “Modern”? Sleek, sustainable design, open concept floor plans, minimalism, and eco-conscious thinking are defining characteristics of modern architecture. Recently, modern design concepts in home building have become more popular, and the resurgence of interest in modern real estate has followed suit.     These characteristics are what define Contemporary Architecture:  Clean geometric lines: At the heart of modernist values lies the simplification of form. Modernist homes have a very ‘linear’ feel with straight […]
First Time Home Buyer Millennial Buyers Millennials often get a bad rap.  One of the myths about Millennials is that they don’t own homes and will be renters forever. Not true!  Especially on the Front Range of Colorado. Based on research by our very own Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, Millennials make up a significant percentage of all home buyers in Metro […]
Home Improvement Refresh Your Bathroom into a Spa With some creative thinking and a few do-it-yourself projects, you too can transform an everyday bathroom into a spa-like experience:   High-end shower head There are a plethora of shower head options available today that can make even a simple shower space feel like a luxuriating experience.   Heated towel rack Once out of the […]
Fun Facts Zero Correlation It’s an election year which means that our clients are asking us if election years impact real estate. According to research done by Real Trends there is zero correlation between election years and the number of transactions in the market compared to non-election years. They found that sales were down in 1980, 1988, and 2008 compared to […]
For Sellers Improve Your Curb Appeal with These Affordable Tips   You’ll never have a second chance at a first impression, so let’s make it count! When it comes to upping your home’s curb appeal, there are plenty of small changes you can make that have a big impact. And best of all, you don’t need to call in the pros or spend a fortune […]
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Buyers & Sellers Refresh Your Home   The craving to move happens to every homeowner as they start to feel bogged down, or like they need a restart. That sense of newness doesn’t have to be dramatic, however. The great part about having a home of your own is you can make improvements and give your home a chance to evolve […]
Blog 12 Tips for Making Your Bedroom Cozier Posted in Living by Kenady Swan Photo by MyDomaine  At the end of a long day, your bedroom should be a sanctuary of comfort that welcomes you in. But, as a room that guests rarely see and in which homeowners spend most of their time with their eyes closed, its upkeep frequently gets pushed to the bottom of the […]
Blog Designing the Perfect Office to Work From Home In Style Posted in Living by Kenady Swan  Photo by letsbemates.com.au Working from home is an aspiration for many of us, but to do so effectively takes effort. A disorganized space at home can be just as troublesome as a hectic office. The most disciplined telecommuters will tell you that you need a structured routine and organization to get into […]
Blog Beyond Alexa – Other Smart Appliances You Can Use In Your Home Posted in Living by Kenady Swan  The nation’s largest home-building company, Lennar, now integrates Amazon’s “Alexa” smart speaker system as a function in new homes they construct. In the United States alone there are reportedly at least 39 million privately owned smart speakers, and the growth seems likely to only continue. With an eye to the future, we […]
Blog A Little Goes A Long Way: A Top Ten List For Making The Most Of Your Home improvement This weekend I spent the greater part of Saturday taking care of the ongoing household to do list and the transformation made a huge impact. There certainly is more to do, as is the nature of home improvement, but having a finite list of things to accomplish and making time to enjoy them made all […]
Blog Just a Dash of Feng Shui What is a home if not personalized to those who share its walls? Feng Shui is intended to create a place of peace, balance and harmony for you and yours. You can achieve this type of atmosphere through the things you bring into your home and the way that you stage your environment. Feng Shui […]
Blog Make the Most of the Home You Have If you have been in your home for a while you may be restless for change. The great part about having a home of your own is you can make improvements and give your home a chance to evolve over time. You just need to help your home live up to its potential!  Here is […]
Blog Spatially Limited Gardening: The Indoors is the New Outdoors It is the official start to the gardening season! For those who have large outdoor spaces, it is the perfect time of year to make a trip to the home and garden store, work in your gardens,  and plant new growth. For those who live in smaller city quarters and whose outdoor space comfortably holds […]
Blog Investing in home: building a foundation for memories Posted in Buying, Selling, Community, and Living by Tara Sharp  “Of course, thanks to the house, a great many of our memories are housed, and if the house is a bit elaborate, if it has a cellar and a garret, nooks and corridors, our memories have refuges that are all the more clearly delineated. All our lives we come back to […]
Buyers & Sellers Sellers: Making the Most of your First Impressions As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. If you’re selling your home, it’s true, except that there are several impressions to be made, and each one might have its own effect on the unique tastes of a prospective buyer. I’ve worked with scores of buyers, witnessed hundreds […]
Blog How is 2019? A lot of our clients are asking how 2019 is starting off. Here’s one thing we notice… There are more homes to choose from, which is great news for buyers. In January alone 4,821 homes came on the market in Metro Denver. That is a 14% increase compared to one year ago. At our annual […]
Blog Still Up All the talk of the market cooling off might make someone think that prices must be going down. The truth is prices are still going up. Here are the latest year-over-year appreciation numbers from the Federal Housing Finance Authority (they track 243 markets all across the Country): Colorado Springs 11.44% Greeley 10.53% Denver 9.97% Boulder […]